Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Kent’s largest wildlife park, has received a £250 donation from Barratt Homes, who is building its Martello Lakes development nearby in Hythe, to fund an all-purpose-built enclosure for a brand-new species that is arriving to the park, the banded mongoose.
The award-winning reserve, which is located amongst 600 acres of Kentish savannah, offers visitors an unforgettable safari experience. The park works in partnership with the Aspinall Foundation, a world-class animal conservation charity, dedicated to protecting endangered animals around the globe.
Port Lympne leads the way in animal care, enclosure design, enrichment and breeding success and is designed to be a breeding sanctuary for some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals. As well as assisting in the build of the new enclosure of the banded mongoose, Barratt Kent’s contribution will also go a long way in helping to purchase the bags of sand required to complete the project.
Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt David Wilson Kent, comments: “The work that Port Lympne Reserve puts into the preservation of endangered creatures is vital to their long-term protection. The charity is not only saving animals today but helping to cement their future, and we’re so pleased that as a local business we can play our part in supporting this great project. We can’t wait to see the banded mongoose in their new home.”
Naomi Garton, Animal Director’s Assistant for Port Lympne Reserve, adds: “We are thrilled to have the support from Barratt Kent. It is donations such as these from businesses in the local community that allows us to continue to build and develop the best facilities for our animals. We are so excited to welcome our newest addition – the banded mongoose – and we know they will love their new home at the reserve.”